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    #1

    'obviously didn't' or 'didn't obviously'

    Here is the original sentence: 'You obviously didn't read the instructions properly'
    Can I interchange the position of the adverb 'odviously' with 'didn't' ?
    Then it becomes 'You didn't obviously read the instructions properly'
    I wonder if there will be any problems and change in meaning?Thanksin advance

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    Re: 'obviously didn't' or 'didn't obviously'

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Here is the original sentence: 'You obviously didn't read the instructions properly'
    Can I interchange the position of the adverb 'odviously' with 'didn't' ?
    Then it becomes 'You didn't obviously read the instructions properly'
    I wonder if there will be any problems and change in meaning?Thanksin advance
    No.

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    Re: 'obviously didn't' or 'didn't obviously'

    Note that you could also say "Obviously, you didn't read the instructions properly".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: 'obviously didn't' or 'didn't obviously'

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Note that you could also say "Obviously, you didn't read the instructions properly".
    I would prefer your alternative especially to "You didn't obviously read etc."

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